BERNARD E. ANDERSON, director of the Social Sciences Division of the Rockefeller Foundation, is on leave from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania where he is Professor of Industry. The Rockefeller Foundation programs promote economic opportunity in the United States and higher education in Latin America, Africa, and Southeast Asia. He is a member of the American Economic Association and the Industrial Relations Resource Association, and president-elect of the National Economic Association. He is also a member and former chairman of the National Council on Employment Policy, and a former member of the National Commission on Employment and Unemployment Statistics.

THOMAS L. BERKLEY is editor and publisher of the POST Newspaper Group, Oakland, California, which publishes six center-city newspapers, one of them a Spanish/English publication. Mr. Berkley was special consultant to the Legal Services Department of the California Office of Economic Opportunity under then Governor Ronald Reagan. He now serves as consultant to several national corporations on equal opportunity programs concerning affirmative action and employment discrimination.

MICHAEL J. BOSKIN, Professor of Economics at Stanford University, is a leader of the new supply-side school of economics which supports long-term policies designed to encourage savings and investment. Professor Boskin has written extensively on taxation, social security, and labor economics. He has edited three institute publications—The Crisis in Social Security, Federal Tax Reform, and the recent The Economy in the 1980s.

RANDOLPH W. BROMERY is Commonwealth Professor of Geophysics, University of Massachusetts -- Amherst, and president of Resources Consultants Associates. He knows Africa well as consultant for companies such as Esso Eastern and Kennecott Copper, and in 1980 he toured Saudi Arabia for Exxon. Invited to a 1978 conference on problems in South Africa, he traveled throughout that country to observe local conditions and the role played there by U.S. corporations. He was a member in 1972 of the Special Presidential Advisory Panel on Minority Participation in Science, the National Academy of Science.

TONY BROWN is president of Tony Brown Productions, Inc., New York, and host and executive producer of the nationally syndicated television series "Tony Brown's Journal," the only series to transfer from public broadcasting to commercial television. He is the founding dean of the School of Communications at Howard University. His work as president of the National Association of Black Media Producers led to a Federal Communications Commission ruling on minority rights in employment and programming.

MILTON S. FRIEDMAN, Nobel Prize winner for excellence in economics, is Paul Snowden Russell Distinguished Service Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago, where he has taught since 1946, a member of the research staff of the National Bureau of Economic Research, Senior Research Fellow at Hoover Institution, and a contributing editor of Newsweek magazine. His many books and articles include A Theory of the Consumption Function, A Monetary History of the United States, the latter written with A. J. Schwartz, and an article on general revenue financing in the institute's book, The Crisis in Social Security.

WENDELL WILKIE GUNN, assistant treasurer of Pepsico Company, is a former vice president at Chase Manhattan Bank. Since 1977 he has been active with the economic aid council of the Republican National Committee. He has written and testified in congressional hearings on the importance of market-oriented solutions to social problems, with emphasis on black Americans.

CHARLES V. HAMILTON is Wallace S. Sayre Professor of Government, Department of Political Science, at Columbia University. A former member of the board of the National Endowment for the Humanities, he recently returned from a Ford Foundation research project on urban minorities in Africa. He is the author of several books and monographs on the implications of being black in the United States, including Black Power: The Politics of Liberation in America, coauthored with Stokely Carmichael.

ROBERT B. HAWKINS, JR., president of the Sequoia Institute, is a partner in the Capital Resource Development Corporation, a fellow at the Center for the Study of Federalism, and program coordinator of the State and Local Government Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Smithsonian Institution. He is coeditor with George W. Packard of "Government Reorganization and the Federal System", published in Publius: The Journal of Federalism, and is author of a number of other Publius articles on government reorganization.

MARIA LUCIA JOHNSON is an associate attorney specializing in real estate law in the firm of Lambert, Griffin & McGovern. A former aide to Representative Vance Hartke (D-IN) and legal assistant in the District of Columbia Department of Human Resources, she was recently a specialist in condominium regulation for the district's Department of Housing and Community Development.

MARTIN L. KILSON, Professor of Government at Harvard University, spent two years in Africa as a Ford Foundation research fellow and continued his research at the Harvard Center for International Affairs. He is the author of Political Change in the West African State, New States in the Modern World, and of the forthcoming Neither Outsiders nor Insiders: Blacks in American Society.

JAMES LORENZ is an associate editor for the Pacific News Service. He was founder in 1965 of California Rural Legal Assistance, and later became counsel for United Professors of California and some fifty credit unions. In 1975 he was named as director of the California Employment Development Department. His publications include The Man on the White Horse, a study of symbolic politics.

HENRY LUCAS, JR., was the first black appointed to the Executive Committee of the Republican National Committee. President of the California State Board of Dental Examiners during the governorship of Ronald Reagan, Dr. Lucas lectures at the University of California—San Francisco's School of Dentistry in addition to running his private practice and serving on the board of directors of ICS. He organized the Foundation for the Advancement of Minority Enterprise, and he has served on the National Advisory Council on Education and Professional Development.

EDWIN MEESE III, Counselor with Cabinet Rank at the White House, is on leave from his position as director of the Center for Criminal Justice, Policy, and Management in San Diego; he is also on leave from the San Diego University School of Law where he is Adjunct Professor of Law. He is one of the founders of the Institute for Contemporary Studies, and has just resigned as a member of the institute's board of directors.

CLARENCE M. PENDLETON, JR., is president of the Urban League of San Diego and of two of its subsidiaries, San Diego County Local Development Corporation and Building for Equal Opportunity. He is a member of the Community Education Advisory Council in the U.S. Office of Education, of the California State Governor's Task Force on Affordable Housing, and is active in a number of community organizations. His publications include articles on national and local park and recreation programs.

DAN J. SMITH, a member of the California State Commission for Economic Development, is active in promoting federal and state policies to make blacks more economically independent. He is president and executive director of the Center for Nonprofit Management in Los Angeles, a management consulting organization to assist minority business.

THOMAS SOWELL, an economist and spokesman against government aid programs, is a Senior Fellow at Hoover Institution, Stanford University. A former project director at the Urban Institute in Washington, DC, he is the author of a number of books and articles on race issues, including Race and Economics, Black Education: Myths and Realities. He wrote the chapter on "Choice in Education and Parent Responsibility" in the institute's book Parents, Teachers, and Children.

CHUCK STONE is senior editor of the Philadelphia Daily News. A former president of the National Association of Black Journalists, he was special assistant to the late Adam Clayton Powell, chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education and Labor. Once director of minority affairs at the Educational Testing Service in Princeton, he is the author of three books and of a political column.

PERCY E. SUTTON, former Borough President of Manhattan, is chairman of the board and treasurer of the Inner City Broadcasting Corporation. He was counsel to Malcolm X and the Black Panthers, and has served as guest lecturer on politics and government, urban affairs and African affairs, at several universities. He has long been a pan-Africanist on behalf of the African Freedom Movement, and is founder and board member of TransAfrica, a lobbying group which supports African causes. He has also founded several organizations concerned with consumer and minority problems.

CLARENCE THOMAS is aide to Senator John C. Danforth (R-MO) on energy and environmental issues. A graduate of Holy Cross College (Worcester, MA) and Yale Law School, he worked in the office of the Missouri State Attorney General.

GLORIA E. A. TOOTE is a Manhattan attorney who specializes in criminal, corporate, and constitutional law. She was appointed to be assistant director of ACTION in 1971, and in 1973 became assistant secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Affairs. A senior advisor to President Reagan on urban affairs, she is president of Trea Estates & Enterprises, Inc.

WALTER E. WILLIAMS, Professor of Economics at George Mason University on leave from Temple University, won an Alpha Kappa Psi award in 1977 for an article which contributed to an understanding of economics. He has written widely on race and economics in such journals as the American Economic Review, Social Science Quarterly, and Economic Inquiry.

OSCAR WRIGHT is the founder of PACE (People Active for Community Education), a group organized to combat youth drug problems and forced busing. He has extensive corporate experience, and is currently market account manager for Dyatron Corporation.

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